Leonard van der Kuijp is Chairman of the Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies and Professor of Tibetan and Himalayan Studies at Harvard University. Professor van der Kuijp worked at the Nepal Research Center, University Berlin, and University of Washington before joining the Harvard Faculty in July 1995.
His research focuses primarily on Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhist intellectual history, and Tibetan-Mongol and Tibetan-Chinese relations. His books include:
Still in Search of Dharma: Indian and Ceylonese Travellers in Fifteenth Century Tibet (the forthcoming third volume of Wisdom Publications' Studies in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism series)
Contributions to the Development of Tibetan Buddhist Epistemology From the Eleventh to the Thirteenth Centuries
Professor van der Kuijp received his M.A. from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, and his PhD from the University Hamburg, Germany. In 1993, he was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship.